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Weaning Advice

Postby bakermommy » Thu Jul 25, 2013 5:48 am

Ok so this has nothing to do with my twins, it's actually about my singleton but my group has all moved on to facebook which I am not on. So anyway I need HELP!!! My almost 7 month old still does not STTN. He usually wakes the first time about 11-12. He won't take a paci at this point or calm down. You wanna know the ONLY way he will stop screaming? Being attached to me. ALL.NIGHT.LONG. I really want to break this and I'm ready to start weaning and stop pumping. (I think :)) Really at this point I just can't even think about stopping until I know that he is going to be ok at night. We've tried the CIO, but this kid literally does not give it up until he has his momma's boob in his mouth. (I admit I secretly somewhat enjoy this time) BUT it has to stop because we need sleep! And I already have two other ones who are horrible sleepers. I don't want to create bad sleeping habits for a third one. So any advice or suggestions on how to break this would be great. Oh and like I said the twins are horrible sleepers too waking up at least twice a night at 2. So I'll take advice on them too :)

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Re: Weaning Advice

Postby babyluv51 » Thu Jul 25, 2013 6:05 am

I have no advice but just want to say I feel your pain. DS1 was like that and it was aweful. It was like 20 months before he STTN like a normal kid. Even now at just turned we are finally able to start weaning having to lay with him until he is asleep. Never took a paci and was attached to the boob and would NOT stop crying no matter how long we let him cry. We didn't nothing different with DS2 and he was STTN by 5 months so I truly believe each child is just difffernt.
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Re: Weaning Advice

Postby babydust2me » Thu Jul 25, 2013 7:20 am

Ok, I have no personal experience so take my advice with a grain of salt. When he night wakes, would he take a bottle from DH? Being away from you the human pacifier might help. I forget, are you working? Does he take bottles now?

My sister's supply started drying up when my nephew was around 8 months old. She slowly started mixing BM with formula until he was used to the taste of formula. Nights were tough for a few days but ultimately he stopped his night waking (in general) when he was fully off breastfeeding. Of course he still has his bad nights (he's 16 months old now) but for the most part he's a good sleeper.

Good luck! I'm pretty spoiled. I FF my girls and by 5 months they were done with night feedings and CIO worked for us. They're generally pretty good sleepers.
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Re: Weaning Advice

Postby bakermommy » Thu Jul 25, 2013 7:46 am

I do work so he takes bottles piece of cake. He has also already had to have a few formula bottles because the kid eats like it's going out of style. That is a good idea though. If dh gets up and gives him a bottle maybe he will start to realize that the boob is "gone". I could try it for sure. Although there have been nights where I've tried to give him a bottle before bed instead of boob and he knows the difference. He objected BIG TIME! He definitely has my stubborness. I was lucky with the twins. I FF from 12 wks on and they STTN from 8 wks till about 4 months. Then the luck ran out and they haven't really slept since! And they wake up about 4:30 am every morning. It's the most insane thing I've ever seen.
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Re: Weaning Advice

Postby kc12345 » Tue Jul 30, 2013 12:27 pm

Lurking... when I was doing CIO with my DS around this time, the ONLY way it worked was when I stopped going in to him and had DH do it. I stopped feeding him overnight all together (instead of going down to the bottle), first night he was pissed, screamed for awhile while DH patted him a bit, then the subsequent nights it got less and less. I'm not saying to stop feeding him at night if you don't want to, but I would DEF make DH do it and you stay out of there entirely. He just wants the boob mama!!!
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Re: Weaning Advice

Postby Shelly+3 » Wed Jul 31, 2013 8:38 am

I agree with everyone else on here. CIO has to go along with dad being the one to go in and check on the baby. Our pediatrician actually told some friends (who also use him) that mom needs to go to a hotel for a few nights. Maybe that was based on her personality but it worked for them and CIO worked in a few days when they tried the next time.
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